Plumbing VCAL Students
Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260
VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students. They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. This pre-vocational certificate is the entrance level into the plumbing industry. At the time of print this program meet the requirements was for a VCAL program. Completion of all required units will reduce the educational component of the apprenticeship. The training is predominately project-based, focuses on practical skills and provides an extensive introduction to careers within the plumbing industry. The VET in Schools Certificate II in Plumbing (Prevocational) offers students partial completion in a fully accredited course specifically designed for people who want to enter the plumbing industry or to prepare for entry into a plumbing and gasfitting apprenticeship Classes are conducted using a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions
- Venue: Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Frankston campus or Sommerville Secondary College TTC
- Time: first year Wednesday 5pm – 9pm second year Thursday 5 – 9pm
It is expected students to:
- Arrive on time
- Wear safety boots and overalls.
Students wishing to complete the entire pre-vocational certificate need to undertake modules beyond the requirements of the VETiS program.
Structured Workplace Learning
Structured Workplace Learning is not mandated in this program, however the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement.
Contribution to the VCE and VCAL
On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level.
Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet/general/recognition/vetcredit.html
This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.
Units of Competency
Units delivered over 2 years may include
Unit of Competency Name
|CPCPCM2002A||Carry out interactive workplace communication|
|CPCCOHS1001A||Work safely in the construction industry|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OH&S requirement, policies, and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM1005A||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|CPCCCM1002A||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|VU20534||Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry|
|CPCCCM2006A||Apply basic levelling procedures|
|VU20528||Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting|
|VU20533||Apply basic sheet metal practices|
|VU20527||Use basic power tools|
|CPCCCM2001A||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
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